s skippy the bush kangaroo: merry xmas to him, al franken

skippy the bush kangaroo

Friday, December 19, 2008

merry xmas to him, al franken

looks like norm coleman is going to lose his senate seat to him, al franken. minnstartrib:

the state canvassing board's ballot rulings today in the u.s. senate race has unofficially put challenger al franken in the lead by about 250.
the intense scrutiny of "voter intent" resumed today by the five-member board charged with directing minnesota's recount in the u.s. senate race between incumbent republican norm coleman and democratic rival al franken, and the day's rulings turned the challenger's slight deficit into a triple-digit lead.

on thursday, the board reviewed coleman's challenges of hundreds of election day ballots, and the day's work saw the unofficial margin between the candidates dwindle to within a handful of votes.

then, as the board took up and rejected more coleman challenges today, franken pulled ahead in the opening minutes and steadily built his advantage to about 250 before the panel recessed until monday.
posted by skippy at 4:29 PM |


I especially loved the intense discussion on whether "Lizard People" was a real person. The canvassing board finally decided that yes, the voter did decide to write in a vote for Lizard People, and thus this particular ballot would *not* be counted for Al Franken.

- Badtux the Easily Amused Penguin
commented by Blogger BadTux, 5:41 PM PST  
There is no doubt in my mind that Al is an intelligent person. You have to be to do what he has done. While he isn't the funniest guy I've ever seen, he has made me laugh. I think he'll do just fine.
commented by Anonymous Michael, 6:39 PM PST  
Yeah, what Michael said....
And Badtux, that IS and easily amused Tuxedo...

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